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Hi guys.. I'm currently 265lbs and dropping hopefully (wink). I'm looking to do some upgrades on my bike...where do u guys suggest I start. The bike is stock. More on me. I'm a beginner/intermediate rider...for those who know my trails of preference are Quiet waters, Markham and Amelia in south Florida...6'2 tall. Thanks.
 

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Ditch the saddle unless you find it comfy. Charge spoon is a good bet and cheap. Wheels go for something wider stronger like Stans flow ex or pacenti tl28. Tires go with something with firmer sidewalls like spesh purgatorys setup tubeless to bring the weight down. Try a wider bar if you can increases control at speed and when things go a little sideways. Brakes are fine but if you need something with more power go slx or xt or up your rotor size.

Best free upgrade though would be to shed weight yourself and upgrade parts as they fail or aren't up to the task.
 

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I have the same bike and ride central Florida! Things I have done were a shorter stem. Went with a 70 and wish I would have tried 50. I put a X9 rear derailleur....and replaced the front tire with a conti tk 2.2......great grip but it is heavy. Im 6ft 180lbs
 

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I have the Anthem 3 and I swapped everything except the frame and suspension. I swapped the wheels to SunRingle Charger Pro SL and went Tubeless. This was my last upgrade but should have been my 1st! Biggest noticable improvement. Get yourself either SunRingle wheels or Stans and go tubeless, you won't see a bigger change anywhere else.
 

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Ditch the saddle unless you find it comfy. Charge spoon is a good bet and cheap. Wheels go for something wider stronger like Stans flow ex or pacenti tl28. Tires go with something with firmer sidewalls like spesh purgatorys setup tubeless to bring the weight down. Try a wider bar if you can increases control at speed and when things go a little sideways. Brakes are fine but if you need something with more power go slx or xt or up your rotor size.

Best free upgrade though would be to shed weight yourself and upgrade parts as they fail or aren't up to the task.
This is almost every upgrade I did. Charge spoon, flow wheels, xt brakes, pro taper dh bars, and internal routed dropper.
 
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